Workshop May 22-23, 2015: Introduction to Anthroposophic Psychology
Anthroposophic Counseling Psychology: A New Psychology for Body, Soul, and Spirit:
Everyone in relationship with another functions at some point as a counselor: friend, life-coach, addiction-specialist, lawyer, policeman, uncle…. Due to the ever tightening constraints of materialistic thinking, we find ourselves searching for a more comprehensive paradigm for counseling psychology, one that addresses the reality of Soul and Spirit in our lives. Anthroposophy--Anthropos (the becoming human being) – Sophia (the wisdom of creation)—has much to offer the understanding of Soul and Spirit in relation to the human condition. Thus we are endeavoring to re-think the field of psychology from the vantage of Anthroposophy, “the wisdom of the becoming Human Being.”
This workshop will introduce the principles of this approach, conceptually and experientially. We will correlate the new formulations of anthroposophic psychology with emerging contemporary views of the human being.
From the authors of the recent book The Counselor ….As If Soul and Spirit Matter.
This workshop begins Friday, May 22, 7:30 PM, which stands on its own at $15. And continues on Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, for $90, or combined for $100. Faculty: William Bento, David Tresemer, and Lila Sophia Tresemer.
(And note a Keeper energy-training and a Sacred Sites walk at the StarHouse property on May 24.)
TO REGISTER for the workshop, go to APANA-services.org – the Colorado program is on the right side of the home page. To find out about the Anthroposophic Counseling Psychology Certificate Program, please contact admin@APANA-Services.org, or call 916-741-3010. The APANA website is APANA-services.org.
Couple's Illumination: Creating a Conscious Partnership
Animated, Energetic Look at How Relationships Can be More Successful. (DVD)
True partnerships between people are an essential element of a joyful existence, yet so rarely do we have examples and practices for creating them consciously, with joy and ease! We often spend more time arguing and negotiating relationship—rather than loving, laughing and growing!
Learning about Conscious Partnership can orient you to each other in a new way, and can acquaint you with the larger fields of energy and Love from which you both originated. Through the many practical tools given here, your relationships can grow. You can learn how to see more clearly, act with integrity, and communicate with respect, thus healing separation between you and your partner. Conscious Partnership is a pathway to the matrix that connects you with the wonders of life all around.
PART 1: Offers wise words from Lila and David, illustrated by animations and accompanied by specific exercises.
PART 2: Provides an animated meditation which will support a continued practice in developing your relationship. Preview Here
This DVD acts as a companion to the book, One-Two-ONE: A Guidebook for Conscious Partnerships, Weddings, and Rededication Ceremonies presenting some things more effectively than a book can do.
Couple’s Illumination DVD - Price: Regular, $24.95
Further study: Online course in Conscious Partnership
Further study: Host a Couples’ evening with your friends (for which we will give you a study guide)
Don't Go Back To Sleep
By Lila Sophia Tresemer
Clara Marie Cameron, thirty-six, stands by her father’s bedside as he dies from complications to an exposure of Agent Orange, the poison used during the Vietnam War. At the moment of his dying, something extraordinary happens: He transmits his awareness of the mysterious transition from living to dying. Clara cannot retain this gift, until her elders help her to recall the experience and create healing through a powerful ritual of “remembrance.”
Spanning the timeframe from 1966 to 2008, this is a story of a family who finds itself in recovery from the tragedy of the Vietnam War, in reaction to GMO and industrial farming, and in love with the deep awareness of the Sacred.
Through her artwork, Clara brings her dreams to life. They help inform her of the mystery and geometry that underlie all creation. As a woman coming of age during a time when life support systems on earth are profoundly threatened, Clara uses her creative imagination and her strong will to probe the meaning of life and her contribution to it. She discovers that when she heals, she influences the entire fabric of creation towards wholeness and integration.
In the tradition of Starhawk’s The Fifth Sacred Thing, this captivating novel empowers the healing potential in every character, as well as in the reader. All involved are awakened to a more potent creative energy than anything the world’s most powerful multi-national company can manufacture: the force of Gaia-Sophia herself.
Brain Illumination (DVD)
Directed by Lila Sophia Tresemer, with narration by David Tresemer
At your birth, you were impacted by your immediate surroundings; the sounds of the birthing room, the people present, the entirely new environment you entered. Astrology’s basic premise is that the stars affect you at that moment too. Astrosophy takes it a bit further – the whole heavens come down to imprint their pattern at that moment into your cranium.
The philosopher Rudolf Steiner once said that if you took a picture of the inside of the cranium of a person, you would see a picture of the stars at the time of their birth. He also said that this starlight imprints into every cell of the body, which passes this information on to replacement cells.
The Brain Illumination DVD relates light from the heavens into and filling the brain, then spreading through the whole body. This is meant as a meditation to increase the light of your own being. Beautifully produced and a very powerful tool.
Further study: Host a Brain Illumination evening for your friends (for which we will give you a study guide, PDF download)
The Path of the Ceremonial Arts
Lila, with Anastacia Nutt and Katharine Roske, founded the Path of the Ceremonial Arts (PCA) in 1999, first for women, and more recently for men. PCA offers a three-year training program at The StarHouse in Boulder. This program meets the first Saturday of each month April through December. In addition to Saturdays, they gather in council, social circles and ceremonies in their beloved temple, The StarHouse. Written and experiential homework is also included in their program. For full details, please visit www.pathoftheceremonialarts.org
By David Tresemer, Ph.D.
43 pages, pamphlet
How the ceremony of Christmas can find meaning through a tradition of Waldorf Schools, in which David participated as the voice of Saint Nicholas—and what he saw in the eyes of the children who stood before him.
Venus Eclipse of the Sun
By David Tresemer
The hyperbole and inflated attention given to the supposed “end of the world” on December 21, 2012, has obscured an actual rare celestial event happening in June of 2012—the passage of Venus before the face of the Sun as seen from the Earth, which happens every 125 years. Although Venus is much smaller than the Sun, Tresemer calls this an eclipse because of the ways he expects it to affect world events. What impact will it have?
David Tresemer considers the dynamics of Sun, Earth, Venus, and the exact location in the heavens of this eclipse event, weaving a dramatic story about the heart of technology, its uses for good or for ill, and the direction in which to find one’s power in “hands of the heart” actions based on warm feeling toward another. Find out about the nature of “erotic phantasms” and how to work constructively with them and who will support us through these times.
By the StarFire Three: William Bento, Ph.D., Robert Schiappacasse, and David Tresemer, Ph.D.
223 pages, paperback
In 1996 an unexpected comet streamed through the heavens. Named Hyakutake, it was at times the brightest object in the sky. In 1997, the comet Hale-Bopp flew through the sky at right angles to the trajectory of Hyakutake. Their paths formed a perfect cross. The comets passed the intersection point of the cross on exactly the same day, April 11, one year apart, an amazing “coincidence.” This intersection point lay atop the star Algol, the Eye of Medusa, known since ancient times as the most violent and unlucky star in all the heavens. What are the comets trying to tell us? Combining astronomy, astrosophy, psychology, philosophy, mythology, drama and an understanding of the timing of the healing miracles of Jesus the Christ, the three members of StarFire Three lead us to an awareness of the comets’ urgent message for our time.
By David Tresemer, Ph.D., illustrations by Laura Marshall
208 pages, paperback
This book is a description of, and theatrical guide to, the production of a mythical story that contains coded messages important to our time, the first labor of Herakles confronting the tasks given him by the beings of the zodiac, this one, Aries. As such, it concerns itself not only with the practical aspects of planning and carrying out the production, but with the philosophical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of mythological theatre.
By David Tresemer (and new section in second edition by Peter Vido)
208 pages, paperback
This second edition released in May 2001 has all of David Tresemer’s original text plus an addendum by Peter Vido. The combined writings of the authors gives us the insight and the instruction that will make this tool sing. As Tresemer says, “I bid you come walk in the meadow.”
By David Tresemer
142 pages, paperback
In this book, Dr. Tresemer calls upon archeology, plant and animal physiology, history, religion and modern technology to learn about the living spirit in the wood and in the act of splitting it – in the most efficient manner, using statistical methods to decide! It’s a woodsplitter’s almanac of vital and practical detail.
By David Tresemer, Ph.D.
48 pages, paperback
A brief study of the history of two-wheel handcarts, plus instructions of how to build one that will do many different kinds of tasks. Very helpful for the intelligent gardener or farmer, who wishes to find the tool that works where motorized equipment is not possible or not desired, and wishes also to know its history. This book is in the form of a PDF. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, with the download link, within 5 days of your order.
By David Tresemer, Ph.D.
34 pages, paperback
This wonderful method for starting seedlings makes root pruning much less of a problem. Each block can hold one or more seedlings and plants out easily. See how this method can make growing plants from seed more effective.